GMA-7 will air the highly-anticipated WBO Welterweight championship fight between pound-for-pound king Manny ’Pacman’ Pacquiao and Puerto Rican champion Miguel Cotto this Sunday, November 15.
Coverage for the fight dubbed, Firepower: Pacquiao vs. Cotto, will start at 11 a.m. on Sunday (Manila time). Viewers will get the chance to see the boxing champs slug it out at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In addition, GMA Network’s Radio Group—Super Radyo DZBB, Brgy. LS-FM and RGMA—has teamed-up exclusively with Solar Sports so that radio listeners can also follow the fight via a live blow-by-blow account over DZBB, LS-FM, and through all Super Radyo, Campus Radio and RGMA stations nationwide.
Prior to the match, the Kapuso Network will air the HBO produced special titled Pacquiao/Cotto 24/7. This documentary extensively chronicles the respective training of Pinoy Pride Pacquiao and Puerto Rican bomber Cotto for their November 15 fight in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao/Cotto 24/7 will air on Saturday, November 14, at 10:50 pm.
The special will also serve as the perfect lead-in to Firepower: Pacquiao vs. Cotto - The Primer produced by GMA News at 10 am on Sunday, an hour before the much-awaited fight unravels.
Firepower: Pacquiao vs. Cotto is expected to be a boxing spectacle of epic proportions. Who will emerge victorious remains unknown, what with both fighters packing mean punches and impressive credentials tucked under their respective belts.
Pacquiao’s stats to date: 49-3-2, win-loss-draw record, 37 of which came via stoppages. He has won six world titles in as many different weight divisions, the most recent of which was his arresting one-punch, second-round knockout of junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton last May 2.
Cotto’s resume is just as impressive. He has lost only one controversial bout in 34 fights with 27 knockouts. Touted as Puerto Rico ’s most exciting fighter, Cotto has held a world title every year since 2004: the WBO junior welterweight crown from 2004-2006, successfully defending it six times before vacating it to capture the World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight title at the end of 2006. He went on to snatch his second welterweight title last February, after knocking out Michael Jennings in the fifth round at Madison Square Garden to become the WBO Welterweight champion.
Don’t miss Firepower: Pacquiao vs. Cotto, this Saturday, 11 a.m. on GMA-7.